Sunday, November 25, 2012

Kicking off the Christmas Season!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Black Friday & Christmas decorating weekend! The day after Thanksgiving is one of the most fun days of the year... even if you don't leave your house... there is just magic in the air! We loved our long weekend at home together.. fun was had & antlers were worn! :)


I cannot get over this little grin of hers! 


Friday we did a little Black Friday shopping... kicking off the early morning in our festive, comfy clothes at Target. It was anything but a mad rush... felt more like a standard Saturday morning shopping trip. We were totally okay with that! :) We hit up Original Pancake House for breakfast, stopped by the mall to scoop up a few more deals & then headed back home for a nap!

My scarf is actually from American Eagle a few years ago, but here is a similar one...
Striped Infinity Scarf. Other similar scarves can be found here & here. Harper's are Elegant Baby brand, but can't find them online anywhere.

We spent the rest of the weekend decking the halls!
 I discovered that I am definitely an a-hole when it comes to packing away last year's lights. I spent at least half an hour sitting Indian style on the entryway floor with a wad of tangled lights, cursing my last-year-self for apparently just ripping them off the tree & shoving them in a box. Between that mess & countless breaks to feast on Thanksgiving leftovers, decorating took much longer than expected. I can't wait to share pictures this week once it is all finished, but right now, I'm loving the messy colored lights strung around my Chalkboard.


I would literally string Christmas lights around the ceiling fans in our house if I could get away with it. Griswold style all day long.

34 comments:

  1. Love the chalkboard pics of your baby girl! So festive and fun! Great memories and traditions for sure!

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  2. LOVE the antlers on your little one! Sounds like the best kind of weekend/start to the holiday.

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  3. that grin is really really cute! love her with the antlers...glad to hear you had a great thanksgiving, can't wait to see your christmas deco :)

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  4. Love it. Especially Harper's little grin- so cute!

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  5. It literally made my night seeing a new blog post from you!! Unfortunately, I have to put off holiday decorating this year because I have to finish some final homework assignments. But oh, I am patiently impatiently waiting to put up the tree!

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  6. It literally made my night seeing a new blog post from you!! Unfortunately, I have to put off holiday decorating this year because I have to finish some final homework assignments. But oh, I am patiently impatiently waiting to put up the tree!

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  7. Aww everything looks great! Love the pics of Harper :) it must be so fun to have her around for the holidays this year!

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  8. Hahaha! Yes we get crazy with the lights too!! Looking good for sure!

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  9. How cute is she!! Love the little reindeer antlers! :)
    Sandra xx
    larasvintage.blogspot.com

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  10. In our home we decorate for Christmas on Nov One since Thanksgiving is in October in Canada! Now that I live in the States I still can't wait an extra month to break out the lights! (Even though my husband thinks I'm crazy!) I am just loving Christmas with our little one this year it makes everything sooo much better!

    toblertales.blogspot.com

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  11. I absolutely LOVE your chalkboard post with the antlers and Harper! Too cute! I too was cursing my last year self for throwing all the ornament hooks into a bag which left me a tangled messy ball of hooks. Added at least thirty minutes to my ornament hanging. HA! ������

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  12. Love love love the antler pictures!! I have no idea how you got her to stay in one place but its just too cute.
    Really hope you will be putting the merry and bright chalkboard up on your etsy shop. I so want it.

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    1. I will be! Hopefully soon! :) Thank you!

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  13. Griswold-style lighting is decorating @ its finest! lol

    I bought my "candy cane" striped infinity scarf from Etsy! I love everything candy cane, sugarplum, nutcracker, and gingerbread....and every other Christmas theme!

    It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!

    Cheers to Harpie's 1st Christmas! She's going to love having a momma that loves Christmas decorating(and holiday-loving in general)!

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  14. Right? I would string christmas lights in our bathroom if hubs would let me! He wants things "classy" whatever that means.

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  15. I am loving the chalkboard antlers, how cute is that!

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  16. You have such a sweet blog. Harper is adorable!! Love following you. :)

    xo Ashley
    chashh.blogspot.com

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  17. SO Fun & Super Adorable! Cant wait to see more pics, working on our decorations today. Tis the season:)

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  18. We decorated for Christmas too!! I was so excited. I wouldn't let Adam do anything, I wanted it to be perfect haha.

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  19. Love the chalkboard! and of course Harper and her little grin... ;)

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  20. I'm sure I'm the millionth person to say this, but your chalkboard art is out of this world amazing. & Harper just gets cuter with age.

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  21. The antler pics are amazing!!She is so stinkin cute!!

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  22. those chalkboard antlers are adorable!! you and I have the same taste -- that's something I would totally do too! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  23. Looks like you guys are in the spirit!! Love it. Not to sound like a creep but I look foward to your posts. I check your blog all the time. Your festivity makes me so happy!! Keep em coming!!

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  24. Love it! I have to live through your Christmas decorations because we are moving into a house outside of ATL right after Christmas so no point in putting them up. Booo! Keep posting more decoration pictures!!

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  25. Ok the antlers are TOO cute for words! Seriously adorable!

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  26. So fun! I just love this time of year, and isn't it so awesome to see everything through Harper's little eyes? The lights are just that much more magical! Love the chalkboard pics, as usual and can't wait to see the rest of your house. What a cool mom you are :)

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  27. the chalkboard looks AWESOME! i can't wait to see the rest of the house!

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  28. Your blog is so fun to read. I love how you enjoy any excuse to decorate and celebrate. And your baby girl is so cute. :)

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  29. Is it crazy that all I got from this post was that you went to Original Pancake House?! Haha. LOVE that place. Mmmmmmm...their French Crepes are to die for. <3

    Oh, and Harper is adorable, as usual. I love the chalk antlers. =)

    -Nicole
    www.lifesolovely.com

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  30. What a fun weekend!! Love the lights around the chalkboard! & of course little babe is as cute as ever!! :)

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  31. I know you are selling your chalkboard sayings. I was wondering if you can make a baby it's cold outside one?

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